Athletic Financial Support Sponsorships
Another focus of the fund is the Logan Bauman Memorial Hawks Football Sponsorship. The Parker Hawks Football sponsorship assists 10 year old athletes with entry fee costs and some additional funds to help with equipment purchases. The applications are reviewed and selected by the Parker Hawks organization based on financial need.
The Logan Andrew Bauman Memorial Fund has established the LAB21 Coaches Fund to help assist first year coaches of Parker Hawks Football with their coaching endeavors. The idea of the new fund evolved after a very generous donor approached the LAB Foundation wanting to donate his annual refereeing proceeds to the LAB Fund. The donor was not able to contribute his time on weekdays to assist his son’s coach, so elected to spend his free time during the weekends serving as a referee at AYL (Hawks) and high school football games. The Foundation recognizes that serving as a coach is truly a special gift that requires commitment of one’s precious time and talents; we felt it necessary to pursue options on how to acknowledge their hard work and dedication. After conversations with Coach Andy Kallsen who was Logan’s coach and is in his 10th year of coaching Hawks football, it was realized that although the league is very generous in helping new incoming coaches with supplies and equipment, there are a number of items that each coach purchases with their own resources.
The LAB21 Coach’s Bag that the Fund provides for new Hawk coaches contain items to help carry out coaching duties with greater ease. The Fund is also designed to provide resources which may be used by a coach to upgrade an athlete’s equipment to protect their safety when there is a lack of family financial availability. Requests may be made through Parker Youth Sports – Hawks Football, who will then coordinate and determine the availability of funds.
On behalf of the Logan Bauman Memorial Foundation and the LAB21 Coach’s Fund, we would like to thank all of the coaches of Parker Hawks football program for their time and talents. Thank you for “Making a meaningful difference in the lives of your athletes every day”.